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Engaged arched cassetta frame and arched tabernacle frame

Date:
ca. 1465 and 1490 (?)
Culture:
Sienese
Medium:
Poplar. Carved, gilt; orange-red bole, blue and white color, all over greenish tone.
Dimensions:
Overall, 116.8 x 73.7 cm; sight, 70.3 x 46.5 cm; rebate, 70.6 x 47 cm.
Classification:
Frames
Credit Line:
Robert Lehman Collection, 1975
Accession Number:
1975.1.54b
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 956
Inscription: Praedella: Painted inscription that reads, "PROPUVS / NOS / RESPICE / SEMPER" [Protect us, ever with us].
Griffoli, Siena; Ernest Odiot, Paris; Odiot sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 26-27 April 1889, lot 15; M. Chabrières-Arlès, Oullin, near Lyon; [Duveen Brothers, New York]. Acquired by Philip Lehman in 1916.
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